Literary Tattoos – Marking My Territory
This blog used to host a popular post about my literary tattoos, you know, before me and my technical expertfuckery got in the way. I reckon it’s about time I re-did it.
First thing’s first, Sam of Silver Needles,Southend does my tattoos. She’s magnificent, therefore her popularity has sky rocketed in recent months. If you want to book in with her the most up to date information should be here, it’s not easy, but she’s worth waiting for.
So, a university friend sent me this buzzfeed article to let me know that I’d been featured. Somebody made a youtube video to go with it apparently. WARNING: Turn it off once you get to mine, you don’t want to see what comes next. -shudder-
This buzzfeed business got me thinking though, my other literary tattoos are at least as awesome as my Shakespeare one, I should really put them on the internet for people to pillage for spare parts etc.
You’ve met my ‘what’s past is prologue’ tattoo from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a homage to my calling in life among other things, but have you met Carlwilli and my thigh piece?
He’s a cheerful dude.
Looks good with googly eyes, but who doesn’t?
He’s a constant reminder of the overwhelming joy that comes with a bedtime story, and that I partly owe my life long relationship with books to those treasured childhood tales, and the loved ones who read them to me.
My room mate got a matching one!
My thigh piece is my favourite tattoo though.
- The Steadfast Tin Soldier
- Peter Pan
- The Tailor of Gloucester
- The Secret Garden
- Alice in Wonderland
- Peter Rabbit
- The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
- (the 0.5) The Wizard of Oz, because there’s an unintentional yellow brick road running through the forest.